In a bid to check the alarming number of road accidents, the government today asked the states to identify “black spots” on national highways and send a proposal to the Centre for rectification. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari while addressing the National Road Safety council meeting here said that “states should identify accident spots on state highways and send proposals to the road ministry for rectification.”
He further said that “10 per cent of Central Road Fund (CRF) kept aside for road safety work can be used for this”. Total collection under CRF more than doubled to about Rs 70,000 crore last fiscal, the government had earlier said.
State road ministers from Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Odisha, Kerala and Karnataka also participated during the National Road Safety council meeting.
The minister also asked the states to consider building road over bridge (ROB) and roads under bridges (RUB) on level crossings on state highways. Read more